Rio Tinto: A Legacy of Destruction Graphic| London Mining Network | Rio Tinto cannot be trusted. For 148 years, the company has claimed to be "essential for human progress", but its promises are nothing but hollow talk. Whether by destroying Indigenous heritage, restricting access to water or being implicated in spurring civil war, Rio Tinto has show consistently that it's willing to trample on local people and wreak havoc on the environment when there are profits to be made.
BHP prepares for fresh battle against $6.6 bln Brazil dam lawsuit | Reuters, by Kirstin Ridley, March 31, 2022. "The collapse of the Fundao dam, owned by the Samarco venture between BHP and Brazilian iron ore mining giant Vale (VALE3.SA), ranks as Brazil's worst environmental disaster. Nineteen were killed and villages obliterated as a torrent of more than 40 million cubic metres of mining waste swept into the Doce river and Atlantic Ocean over 650 km (400 miles) away." "A representative of the Krenak indigenous communities in London said yesterday: “Every time that I remember what my family and my community has gone through, every time that I revisit the river, I become angry."
Evasion and hypocrisy: the 2021 Rio Tinto plc AGM| London Mining Network | Report by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network, with assistance from Dina Rui, Roger Featherstone, Sukhgerel Dugersuren, Yvonne Orengo and Zoe Lujic, Apr 14, 2021